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    A Ming Society: T'ai-ho County, Kiangsi, in the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries (Hardback) By (author) John W. Dardess


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    DescriptionJohn Dardess has selected a region of great political and intellectual importance, but one which local history has left almost untouched, for this detailed social history of T'ai-ho county during the Ming dynasty. Rather than making a sweeping, general survey of the region, he follows the careers of a large number of native sons and their relationship to Ming imperial politics. Using previously unexplored primary sources, Dardess details the rise and development of T'ai-ho village kinship, family lineage, landscape, agriculture, and economy. He follows its literati to positions of prominence in imperial government. This concentration on the history of one county over almost three centuries gives rise to an unusually sound and immediate understanding of how Ming society functioned and changed over time.

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    A Ming Society
    T'ai-ho County, Kiangsi, in the Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John W. Dardess
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 313
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 685 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520204256
    ISBN 10: 0520204255

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: DSB, HBJF
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000, SOC002010
    DC21: 951.026
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    LC classification: HN740.T55D
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    Thema V1.0: NHF, DSB
    Illustrations note
    2 maqps, 4 tables
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    17 January 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John W. Dardess is Professor of History at the University of Kansas and author of "Conquerors and Confucians: Aspects of Political Change in Late Yuan China" (1973) and "Confucianism and Autocracy: Professional Elites in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty" (California, 1983).